What does injury mean?

Definitions for injury
ˈɪn dʒə riin·ju·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. injury, hurt, harm, traumanoun

    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

  2. injury, accidental injurynoun

    an accident that results in physical damage or hurt

  3. wound, injury, combat injurynoun

    a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

  4. injurynoun

    an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage

  5. injurynoun

    wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted


  1. injurynoun

    Any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character.

  2. injuryverb

    To wrong, to injure.

  3. Etymology: From injurie, from iniuria, from in- + ius.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INJURYnoun

    Etymology: injuria, Lat. injure, Fr.

    The town of Bouline, and other places, were acquired by just title of victory; and therefore in keeping of them no injury was offered. John Hayward.

    Riot ascends above their loftiest tow'rs,
    And injury and outrage. John Milton.

    Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling upon trifling arguments. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Great injuries such vermin as mice and rats do in the fields. John Mortimer.

    Casting off the respects fit to be continued between great kings, he fell to bitter invectives against the French king; and, by how much he was the less able to do, talking so much the more, spake all the injuries he could devise of Charles. Francis Bacon.


  1. Injury

    An injury is any physiological damage to living tissue caused by immediate physical stress. An injury can occur intentionally or unintentionally and may be caused by blunt trauma, penetrating trauma, burning, toxic exposure, asphyxiation, or overexertion. Injuries can occur in any part of the body, and different symptoms are associated with different injuries. Treatment of a major injury is typically carried out by a health professional and varies greatly depending on the nature of the injury. Traffic collisions are the most common cause of accidental injury and injury-related death among humans. Injuries are distinct from chronic conditions, psychological trauma, infections, or medical procedures, though injury can be a contributing factor to any of these. Several major health organizations have established systems for the classification and description of human injuries.


  1. injury

    Injury refers to harm, damage, or impairment caused to the body, mind, or emotions. This can result from an accident, violence, or even physical strain, and can be physical like a broken bone, or mental such as psychological trauma.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Injuryadjective

    any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character


  1. Injury

    Injury is damage to a biological organism which can be classified on various bases.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. injury

    A term comprising such conditions as fractures, wounds, sprains, strains, dislocations, concussions, and compressions. In addition, it includes conditions resulting from extremes of temperature or prolonged exposure. Acute poisonings (except those due to contaminated food) resulting from exposure to a toxic or poisonous substance are also classed as injuries. See also casualty; wounded. inland petroleum distribution system

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injury' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2200

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injury' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3851

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injury' in Nouns Frequency: #655

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of injury in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of injury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of injury in a Sentence

  1. Kathy Cameron:

    Older adults who do fall sometimes experience an injury, about 20 % of those who fall have an injury like traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture or other broken bones.

  2. Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis:

    Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense.

  3. John Leddy:

    Mild traumatic brain injury is a category of bran injury that includes concussion, with concussion being at the mildest end of that spectrum. So sports concussion, for example, would be a subset of mild traumatic brain injury, all of the patients in this study received a CT scan to evaluate for brain bleeding or skull fracture and may have had a neurological deficit when they came to the emergency room. While that type of injury can be classified as' mild,' it's a lot more severe than a sport-related concussion typically would be.

  4. Brian Gatsman:

    We all like her nose; her lips are pretty, there are things we know are going to get better when we fix them, like the jaw reduction. But some things we can only do so much to improve upon. Her injury may have been the worst injury of any face transplant injury ever. We can’t necessarily make all of her muscles move again. Her tongue is not working well because she lost a lot of tongue muscle and nerves.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

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